USF Sarasota-Manatee is a regional campus of the University of South Florida System, offering the prestige of a nationally ranked research university with the convenience of a hometown location, including classes in Manatee County, Venice and online. Separately accredited, USFSM is ideal for those interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional certification or continuing education credit in a small, personal setting with world-class faculty and a dynamic curriculum.

  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 40+ academic programs
  • 8 out of 10 faculty members hold a terminal degree in their field
  • 17,000+ alumni work and live in the area

Located at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida, USFSM is steps away from beautiful Sarasota Bay and near the historic Powel Crosley Estate, the Ringling Museum and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ).

Our personal, hands-on learning environment spans far beyond the classroom. In addition to internships, faculty mentorship and research initiatives, USFSM also creates opportunities for real-world experience through off-site teaching labs. Our teaching labs at Mote Marine Laboratory bolster our STEM offerings to give students access to scientific equipment at a renowned research facility on Sarasota Bay, and our Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch is a beautifully equipped hub for students to learn food preparation and event management.

All of our academic programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and our College of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest accreditation bodies for these colleges in the United States. We seek out faculty who are master teachers and cutting-edge researchers devoted to community service and leadership.

USFSM takes pride in more than 17,000 USF alumni living and working in the region. Our community business partners and advisory boards help us connect to workforce needs and provide internship and research opportunities that often lead to jobs upon graduation. USFSM graduates competitive students for high-value careers.

Please explore our website ( and find ways USFSM can help you prosper professionally and personally. We have no doubt that you will find USFSM to be on the front lines of quality higher education — transforming the lives of the students and community that we are proud to educate and serve.